Cerebral palsy, many times mistaken as a disease, is brain damage that occurs prior to or immediately following birth. Though it can be caused by unknown, natural factors it’s sadly a common medical malpractice consequence, which is why you should consult with our Pennsylvania Cerebral Palsy Lawyers. Fill out the form to email our attorneys directly and get a free consultation.
Children and their families who suffer with cerebral palsy must endure the effects of the condition for the rest of their lives. Cerebral palsy causes impaired motor skills (movement, sight, hearing, etc.) and can have other effects depending on the type of cerebral palsy and the person who has it. It is not a single disorder, there are multiple impairments and it affects everyone differently. Caring for and treating the lasting effects of this condition can cost thousands.
There are a number of ways that cerebral palsy can be caused as a result of medical negligence, and our PA cerebral palsy lawyers, along with our medical experts, will be able to tell you if your child’s cerebral pasly diagnosis is a result of negligence.
Birth asphyxia, a lack of oxygen to the brain before or during birth, is the most common medical negligence cause of cerebral palsy. When birth asphyxia occurs the infant will show symptoms within their first days of life. These symptoms include seizures, irritability, jitteriness, feeding problems, respiration issues, and sometimes coma.
Other possible causes of cerebral palsy due to medical malpractice are:
- Over use of Pitocin to induce labor
- Rh factor incompatibility
- Labor was prolonged or delayed
- Failure to recognize distress on the fetal monitor
Our Cerebral Palsy Attorneys Can Help
If any of the above serious problems occurred during or immediately following the delivery of your baby you should consult our Pennsylvania cerebral palsy lawyers at The Pisanchyn Law Firm as you could receive compensation and bring the medical professionals involved to justice. Consultation and legal representation is free until we win your case, and even then you will never pay out of pocket, we will only be paying you the money you deserve.
We know and understand that money and financial rewards could never give your baby a clean bill of health again, but someone needs to be held accountable for the tragedy they have imposed on you and your family. We want to be here for you during this difficult time.
Call now toll free at 1-800-444-5309 for a free consultation.